Delawareans: Start Your Degree Program Close to Home
Associate in Arts Program
The University of Delaware, in partnership with Delaware Technical & Community College, offers to all qualified applicants who are residents of the State of Delaware, the opportunity to pursue a two-year liberal arts program leading to the associate in arts degree. The Associate in Arts Program builds on the strengths of the former Parallel Program, which it replaces. The Associate in Arts Program is offered at UD Academic Centers on Delaware Technical and Community College campuses in Wilmington, Dover, and Georgetown.
The Associate in Arts Program is designed to enable students to complete sixty credits for an associate in arts degree in two years, and then to transition to the Newark campus to complete a bachelor’s degree. All of the sixty credits required for the associate in arts degree will apply toward a bachelor’s degree at the University of Delaware.
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Associate in Arts Program Requirements
Depending on the student’s choice of major, enrolling in Del Tech through an articulation agreement program may be an alternative choice to the UD Associate in Arts Program. The University of Delaware has articulation agreements with Delaware Tech in the following degree programs - Biology; Chemistry; Chemistry Education; Computer Science (B.A and B.S.); Criminal Justice; Early Childhood Education; Electrical Engineering; Fitness Management; Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management; Human Services; Information Systems; Mathematical Sciences (B.A. and B.S.); Secondary Mathematics Education; Medical Technology; Nursing and Physics. The number of articulation agreements between the two institutions is growing, with new agreements in several other areas currently in negotiation. The University of Delaware also has articulation agreements with Cecil College and a few select other institutions. A complete list of UD’s approved articulation agreements is available at http://provost.udel.edu/content/articulation-agreements.
Articulation agreements are formal, program-to-program transfer agreements between Delaware Tech and the University. Students following an agreement earn an Associate Degree from Delaware Tech and then apply to transfer to UD with junior status, to complete a bachelor’s degree in a specified, related UD major. Students who complete the Delaware Tech degree with the minimal criteria as stated within the formal agreements are guaranteed admission to the matching major at UD and the credits earned at Delaware Tech are applied toward the completion of the bachelor’s degree at UD.
The main difference between starting at Del Tech and following an articulation agreement, as opposed to the UD Associate in Arts Program, is in which institution awards the two-year degree: in an articulation agreement the first half of the degree is awarded by Delaware Tech, while in the Associate in Arts Program the degree is awarded by UD. Another significant difference is that only applicable courses, not grades, transfer to UD so students within articulation agreements begin their bachelor’s degree GPA at UD when they enroll their junior year. However, the programs are similar in that in both options students would begin studies at a Delaware Tech campus location.
Students who wish to pursue the requirements within an approved articulation agreement should apply for initial (freshman) admission to Delaware Tech, and should work closely with a Delaware Tech advisor to complete the process for continuing toward completion at UD. Not all majors are available at all Delaware Tech campuses; see the list at www.dtcc.edu/connecteddegree for location information.
Flexible Programs Abound in Professional and Continuing Studies
The Division of Professional and Continuing Studies extends the University of Delaware’s academic resources to citizens throughout the state and beyond through credit courses, certificate programs, non-degree short courses, distance learning, institutes and conferences. Programs are offered in the fall and spring semesters as well as during the winter and summer sessions. Programs are taught or conducted by University faculty members and by outstanding professionals in their particular subject areas.
The Division offers the following professional development programs:
- Advanced Telehealth Coordinator Online Certificate
- Analytics: Optimizing Big Data Certificate
- Business Improvement for Project Managers: Tools and Methodologies
- Clinical Trials Management Certificate (available online)
- Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Course
- Essentials of Clinical Sleep Health and Education Online
- Healthcare Risk Management Online Course
- HR Certification Exam Preparation
- ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management
- Management Essentials for Engineers and Scientists
- Paralegal Certificate
- Personal Fitness Trainer Course
- Project Management Certificate
- Project Management Exam Preparation (CAPM, PMP)
- RN Refresher Online
- Senior Population Health Informatics for Healthcare Leaders
- Social Media Marketing Strategy
- Socially Responsible and Sustainable Business Online Short Courses
- Test Preparatory Programs (ACT, GRE, LSAT, SAT)
Additionally, the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies provides customized, on-site training to area businesses, government agencies and professional associations in Delaware and beyond to help meet their educational and professional development needs.
The Adult Center for Continuing Education Student Services (ACCESS) provides career counseling, educational planning, academic advisement and administrative assistance to current and potential Continuing Education students (see the ”Resources for Students ” section).
For more information, call 302-831-7600 or see www.pcs.udel.edu.
Part-time Study to Fit Your Lifestyle
Take Undergraduate Courses and Degrees as a Part-time Student
Undergraduate students are considered part-time if they enroll in fewer than 12 credits during the fall or spring semester. Part-time students may be admitted in a degree program or they may take courses, non-degree status, as Continuing Education (CEND). CEND students may typically enroll in a maximum of seven credits per semester or session. Courses available to CEND students are subject to availability, requisites and restrictions.
Matriculated undergraduate students can earn degrees through part-time study. In Southern Delaware, part-time matriculated undergraduates can earn a degree in criminal justice. A variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees are available online. Students must apply for admission to these degrees through the Office of Admissions. It is possible to begin taking courses without formal admission as a CEND student.
For more information, contact the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies ACCESS Center, 302-831-8843 or visit www.pcs.udel.edu/student-resources.
Distance Learning Brings the Campus to You
UD Online/distance learning provides nontraditional students with greater access to credit courses and degree programs at the University of Delaware. UD Online offers students the freedom to pursue their degree even if their schedules or geographic locations prevent them from attending class on campus.
Online courses have exams proctored virtually and at the University of Delaware testing locations.The UD Online “virtual classroom” features many creative learning technologies such as videostreamed class lectures, interactive web activities, blogs, online research projects, threaded discussions and chatrooms.
The following programs or courses are available in online or hybrid-online format.
Undergraduate degrees and certificates:
- Associate in Arts (AA) - hybrid online and in-classroom
- RN-to-BSN program (Bachelor of Science in Nursing/BSN)
- Certificate in Business Essentials - hybrid online and in-classroom
Graduate degrees and certificates:
Fully online programs:
- Master of Science in Cybersecurity
- Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)
- Master of Education in Teacher Leadership (M.Ed.)
- Master of Education in Exceptional Children and Youth
- Master of Education in Literacy
- Master of Public Administration (MPA)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Hybrid (combined online plus on-campus) programs:
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
- Master of Arts in Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators (MAEEE)
Fully online programs:
- Applied Bioinformatics
- Composite Materials
- Dietetic Internship Program
- Railroad Engineering
- Socially Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business
Hybrid (combined online plus on-campus) programs:
- Molecular Diagnostics Certificate
Noncredit professional development or certificate programs:
Fully online programs:
- RN Refresher
- Clinical Trials Management
- Clinical Sleep Health and Education
- Health Care Risk Management
Hybrid (combined online plus on-campus) programs:
- Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate
- Social Media Marketing Strategy Certificate
In addition, UD Online courses can help meet degree requirements in other majors, or can be transferred to other college degree programs.
For complete program information and up-to-date course listings, students are encouraged to call 302-831-7600 or visit www.pcs.udel.edu/udonline.
Learning Should Last a Lifetime
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Delaware, a program of the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies, provides more than 200 college-level noncredit courses each semester, as well as seminars, travel, cultural and social events, and other learning and enrichment activities for individuals age 50 and over. Courses and activities are planned and taught by members. UD has OLLI programs in Wilmington, Dover, Lewes and Ocean View. For more information, please visit www.lifelonglearning.udel.edu.
Competitive High School Students Can Start Early
After obtaining approval from both their high school counselor and an ACCESS advisor, high school students may enroll in University classes during fall, spring or summer session. Concurrent enrollment allows students to supplement high school work with more advanced material, pursue interests, or build on special talents. Credits become part of the student’s permanent record at the University and may be applied toward a university degree. For more information about this program or to schedule an appointment with a counselor, call the ACCESS Center at 302-831-7600. For general information about this option, contact ACCESS, see www.pcs.udel.edu/access.
The Dual Enrollment Program. The Division of Professional and Continuing Studies, in partnership with several UD colleges and departments, offers introductory-level courses to qualified secondary school students through the Dual Enrollment Program. Selected courses are available at participating Delaware secondary schools and online. Students can concurrently earn University and high school credits for completing these courses successfully. Academic and student services are available to those enrolled in the program. For more information, please visit www.pcs.udel.edu/high-school-dual-enrollment or call 302-831-8843..
The FAME/UD program is a pre-college initiative to increase the effective participation of underrepresented groups and others in the applied sciences and engineering professions. The College of Engineering, with support from FAME Inc. and other organizations, offers a four-week academic enrichment program in the summer for talented high school students with demonstrated potential for success in the applied sciences and mathematics areas. The curriculum includes, but is not limited to, course work in mathematics, science, English and engineering design.
For further information, call 302-831-6315 or see http://www.engr.udel.edu/rise/fame/index.html.
The Governor’s School for Excellence is a one-week summer residential program that brings together academically and artistically talented Delaware high school students who have completed their sophomore year. Students live in residence halls on the Newark campus and attend either the academic program–consisting of discussions, lectures, debates, and films revolving around a specific theme–or the visual and performing arts program, which provides tutorial instruction with a noted artist and culminates in a performance or display of work.
Information is available through Delaware’s secondary schools or by visiting www.udel.edu/govschool/.
UD Summer College encourages motivated high school students who have completed their sophomore or junior year to expand their educational experience through college-level study at the University. During the five-week program, students live in university housing, take freshman-level courses taught by University faculty, and participate in a variety of social and cultural extracurricular activities, including out-of-town trips. Students select two or three classes from a curriculum of traditional and innovative courses. On successful completion of the courses, they earn regular University credit, which many colleges and universities accept as transfer credit. Apply by May 1 if financial aid is requested, or otherwise by May 15.
For more information, call the Summer College Office at 302-831-6560 or see http://www.udel.edu/summer-college.
The Classic Upward Bound Program at the University of Delaware, housed within the Academic Enrichment Center, is a year-round program designed to serve 54 eligible high school students who reside in New Castle County, Delaware. This program provides students with a variety of academic enrichment and academic support services. Through participation in the University of Delaware Upward Bound Program, students learn the necessary academic skills needed to enroll in a college or university. Upward Bound is a comprehensive program divided into two phases - academic year and summer residential. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, this program is free of cost to eligible applicants.
For more information, please contact the Academic Enrichment Center, 148-150 South College Ave., Newark, DE 19716, 302-831-6373, or visit http://www.aec.udel.edu/upward_bound.html.
The Upward Bound Math/Science Program at the University of Delaware, housed within the Academic Enrichment Center, is designed to serve 54 eligible high school students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students who have completed the 9th grade from Delaware and Maryland are invited to participate in this residential summer program, and continue with monthly workshops during the academic year. Participants live on the University of Delaware campus for six weeks, studying various topics in science, mathematics, English and Latin. This program is designed for students who are from low-income or first-generation college backgrounds, and it is free of cost to eligible applicants, thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Education.
For more information, call 302-831-6373. Located at 148-150 South College Ave., Newark, DE 19716, or visit http://www.aec.udel.edu/upward_bound_ms.html.